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RATINGS: 620   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
This ninth edition of our Stone Vertical Epic Ale series takes two interesting left turns. A Belgian-style golden triple is the starting point of this beer, but the first left turn is nearly immediate with the addition of dried chamomile flowers, triticale, and Belgian amber candi sugar. The second, and rather unusual left turn takes us half an hour up the road from Stone to Temecula courtesy of the addition of just-pressed Muscat, Gewurztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc grapes from our friends at South Coast Winery. As the Stone Vertical Epic Ale series has moved through the calendar, we found that the brewing schedule for a 10.10.10 release coincided nicely with the grape harvest, neatly providing an interesting twist in this epic ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scoth (626) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Pours cloudy copper with a medium beige head, very fine clinging lacing. Fruity and malty aromas, biscuit, grass, grape, spice, and a hint of bubblegum. Medium body, smooth and creamy. Medium sweet, some citrus, light bitter finish. Malty notes linger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Pale orange with a thin, large-bubbled head. Spicy plum and bubblegum nose with "smoked lychee", cheddar, new tires, and nose-burning alcohol. Tastes sweet and sour, pineapple and raspberry, peppery/gingery spice, cheese. Potent ethanolic heat. Creamy and nearly uncarbonated. Faint chamomille and bell pepper (sauv blanc) in the finish; butter and boysenberry aftertaste. Interesting but not great. All those indredients just get messy. A pervading cheese and harsh alcohol character throughout. An average, missed-the-mark attempt a Belgian ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - NOV 26, 2010
On tap at Bruery Provisions. Pours an orange/yellow color. Smell is definitely white wine, sweet, muscat grapes. The Taste is lots of dried fruits, apricots and peaches. I had low expectations, given what others have been saying about this one, but I was pleasantly surprised.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2010
Not quite the beast I thought it would be,,,, pours like a well oaked chardonnay, some sediment, nose is pears, white peach juice, some malt character coming through, taste is somewhere between a beer and a wine, part of me wishes there was a bit more of that fine grape character showing through although there is a great balance between malty sweet, sour, and bitter. Reminiscent of some belgian trippels, a lot more delicate than any other stone brew Ive tasted and I guess thats why im thrown off guard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tinco (595) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2012
Slightly hazy golden light orange with a small white head. Aroma is banana, spicy, classic blegian smelling but not too interesting. Taste is: overripe banana, spicy, citrusy, bit grape actually. Quite nice...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kopher (593) - New York, USA - DEC 14, 2010
aroma has a lot of fresh grassy and spicy hops, definitely grapes, and a dry belgian sweetness. pours an almost clear gold with minimal filmy white head. flavor is blunt sweet-bitter, fairly sweet in back. medium body, bright, alcohol is very well-hidden.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Listigovers (572) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
Opened 12.31.12, what a wonderful funky aroma! Reminds me almost of the smell of Orval, very strong aroma. Extremely smooth and sparkling palate, long lasting aftertaste with an explosion of yeasty and spicy flavours. Wonderful beer! Sad I probably won’t see another :P

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brigg (561) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 4, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2013 (11/4/2010 - bottle) A slightly hazy, orange amber body with basically no head (bad glass maybe?). The aroma has strong yeast tones; dough, overripe fruit, some alcohol and mild sweet toasted malt. Very sweet up front with a slight tangy-sourness that creeps up as the beer travels back. Pretty acidic, and a bitter aftertaste of orange peel. Maybe a little too acidic for my liking, but I like the sourness at the same time. A little flat, too. The alcohol becomes more noticeable as time goes by, and the aftertaste gives way to the warm alcohol sensation in the mouth. I might try another bottle just to see if this one’s a bit off. It’s not bad. Aroma: 7 Appearance: 3 Taste: 5 Palate: 3 Overall: 12 (03/06/2013 - bottle) Hazy orange body, wisp of a head. Sweet floral and Belgian yeast aroma; honey, flowers, banana, medium spice (clove, allspice), grape, pear. Medium to full body, some carbonation, slightly sticky mouthfeel. Flavor of grape/white wine, light spice, yeast, moderate to heavy sweet. Aroma: 8 Appearance: 3 Taste: 7 Palate: 4 Overall: 16

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - OCT 17, 2010
On tap at toronsdo sd. Nose is fruity. Tart chery and chrystal malt. Flavor is juicy sweet smoith lingering finsh. Grape jam?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ljunkan (530) - NORWAY - MAY 1, 2011
Golden orange color, mediumsized white head, some lacing on the glass. Aroma is lightly spicy with chamomile, grapes, and perfume. Flavour is a bit more spicy than the aroma, there’s chamomile and white wine. Rather acidic, but not that bitter. Dry, lightly warming finish. Lively carbonation with small bubbles. Mediumbodied.

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